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rbartrop
01-22-2016, 03:25 PM
Let's be honest, nobody really likes ads. We might admire the artistry of a few, and there are things we do want to know about, but at best, advertising tends to be regarded as a necessary evil.

So, having said that, why stick ads on Weasyl? Because they are a very effective way to let people know you exist, and they would be an additional source of revenue to help keep Weasyl going. Obviously, you would need some guidelines about content, and you'd want to use the same rating system as other content on the site, but if you could make that would, it would seem to be a very useful addition to the site.

FlynnCoyote
01-30-2016, 06:52 PM
So long as ads remain generated by the user base and not fucking google ads, I don't see a problem. The main reason is obviously site revenue for maintenance and whatnot, but if we do it in a way that benefits users it could be a good thing all round.

Oly
01-30-2016, 10:11 PM
I fully support userbase adverts. I'd buy one.

Flygon
01-31-2016, 08:02 AM
If I may ask, what is considered userbase? Advertising towards Weasyl-only subsites? Or projects hosted by Weasyl community members?

FlynnCoyote
01-31-2016, 08:25 AM
If I may ask, what is considered userbase? Advertising towards Weasyl-only subsites? Or projects hosted by Weasyl community members?

Ads submitted by users to promote themselves or their creations, or ads from Weasyl itself to promote events. So long as it remains oriented with Weasyl either is fine.

Hendikins
01-31-2016, 11:22 AM
Last I heard:

Community advertising: Eventually. No timeframe set.
Third party advertising: No.

We're definitely aware that it's a feature of interest to some of our users though!